Date of birth: c1919
Wife: Irene E Aston nee Ollerenshaw
Address: 65 Beauchamp Avenue, Warwick
Walter was born in Warwickshire around 1919. On a military record it is noted that he was a nephew and ward of Clara Smith of Welford–on-Avon. He may have been an orphan.
He married Irene E Ollorenshaw in Warwick in the 3rd quarter of 1941.
At first Walter was reported as missing on 16th February 1944 but four days later he was found to have died of his wounds whilst a prisoner of war in German hands.
Irene remarried in 1945 to Wilfred Jack Basley – the last address we have for Wilfred is 56 Millbank, Warwick.
Rank & Number: Corporal, 4042028
Regiment/Service: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Date of death: 20th February 1944
Cause of death/Battle: Died of wounds while a prisoner of war in Italy
Commemorated locally at: All Saints Church, Emscote
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